For the past three years High Impact Mom has teamed with Office Max and the A Day Made Better campaign to put an end to teacher funded classrooms. Two years ago I was given the opportunity to hold a community party to collect school supply donations. After the party I presented the supplies, along with a $25 gift card from Office Max, to the special education department.
With school budgets cuts, teachers are taking matters into their own hands by purchasing their own classroom materials. According to the National Education Association, teachers are spending about $1,000 each year on supplies for their class, which is pretty astonishing. Can you imagine if your job asked you to bring your own tape, scissors, and paper? There would be a backlash, but somehow, teachers have silently picked up the tab…until now.
Last year I was able to present a local brand new Humanities teacher with a $100 gift card to Office Max, provided by Office Max. Office Max did things a bit differently again this year by providing $100 worth of school supplies for me to present to a teacher in my local community.
After speaking with our principal and other faculty in the school, I had the honor to present another brand-new teacher with a box full of Office Max goodies.
Ms. P is not only a fantastic teacher and adorable human being; she is also active in the community and enriches the lives of children throughout the community.
Needless to say Ms. P was super excited and so appreciative and I was so excited to get to present these goodies to her and brighten her day!
I feel so honored to have joined the Max Moms for Teachers program again to help create awareness and give back to teachers. The Max Moms are working in collaboration with the national “A Day Made Better” cause founded by OfficeMax and nonprofit Adopt-A-Classroom to help erase teacher-funded classrooms. Annually in October, they host a national event that recognizes and rewards over 1,000 teachers with a total of $1 million in school supplies to help alleviate the financial burden and thank them for their hard work.
You too can join in this cause and give back to a deserving teacher by nominating your favorite teacher to receive a $50 gift card for school supplies donated by OfficeMax. You’ll also receive an A Day Made Better cause box, and we encourage you to purchase supplies for your favorite teacher and surprise him or her in her classroom.
1) For a chance to enter and win, please post a comment below that describe why the teacher you’d like to nominate is 1) Passionate; 2) Dedicated and 3) Innovative.
We look forward to your nominations and will announce the winner on Oct. 20th!
Terms & Disclosure: No purchase necessary to be eligible for a chance to enter or win. The winner will be selected randomly through http://random.org. The gift card was provided by OfficeMax as part of its cause for teachers. The views written here are my opinion.